Veeva Systems (NYSE:VEEV) and Polar Wireless (OTCMKTS:BCDI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

75.8% of Veeva Systems shares are held by institutional investors. 16.0% of Veeva Systems shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Veeva Systems and Polar Wireless, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Veeva Systems 0 5 11 0 2.69
Polar Wireless 0 0 0 0 N/A

Veeva Systems currently has a consensus target price of $105.47, indicating a potential downside of 9.50%. Given Veeva Systems’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Veeva Systems is more favorable than Polar Wireless.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Veeva Systems and Polar Wireless’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Veeva Systems $685.57 million 24.70 $141.96 million $0.92 126.67
Polar Wireless N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Veeva Systems has higher revenue and earnings than Polar Wireless.

Profitability

This table compares Veeva Systems and Polar Wireless’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Veeva Systems 23.61% 15.51% 11.85%
Polar Wireless N/A N/A N/A

Volatility and Risk

Veeva Systems has a beta of 1.72, meaning that its stock price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Polar Wireless has a beta of 65.26, meaning that its stock price is 6,426% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Veeva Systems beats Polar Wireless on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Veeva Systems Company Profile

Veeva Systems Inc. provides cloud-based software for the life sciences industry in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company offers Veeva Commercial Cloud, a suite of multichannel customer relationship management applications, data solutions, and master data management solutions; and Veeva Vault, a cloud-based enterprise content management applications for managing commercial functions, including medical, sales, and marketing, as well as research and development functions, such as clinical, regulatory, quality, and safety. It also provides professional and support services in the areas of implementation and deployment planning and project management; requirements analysis, solution design, and configuration; systems environment management and deployment services; services focused on advancing or transforming business and operating processes related to Veeva solutions; technical consulting services related to data migration and systems integrations; training on its solutions; and ongoing managed services that include outsourced systems administration. The company was formerly known as Verticals onDemand, Inc. and changed its name to Veeva Systems Inc. in April 2009. Veeva Systems Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Pleasanton, California.

Polar Wireless Company Profile

Polar Wireless Corp., a development stage company, focuses on packaging, selling, distributing, and supporting open-source network security software. It intends to provide ChainMail, a freeware document protection (encryption) application that would allow users to encrypt outgoing email messages and decrypt incoming messages; ChainMail Pro, a retail version of ChainMail; and Impasse, a network intrusion detection application, which would monitor networks and detect activity that indicates the presence of an intruder on the network. The company was formerly known as Barricode, Inc. and changed its name to Polar Wireless Corp. in June 2010. Polar Wireless Corp. was founded in 2006 and is based in Richmond Hill, Canada.

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